Water and Sanitation – WASH

“Nurse Najim pumping water at the newly refurbished HC borehole”

The western area of Uganda, including Kikuube district is one of the most challenging hygiene and sanitation context in the world, with recurring water bone epidemics such as Ebola and cholera. The MIRP programming contributes to address the lack of access to safe water (14% of refugees and 45% of host community household are using unsafe sources of water), and the limited access to sanitation and hygiene facilities (over 10% of the households reported using open defecation).

This component is led by Lutheran World Federation and includes construction and rehabilitation of water points, and hygiene and sanitation awareness through a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS approach) involving the communities, the Village health teams (VHTs), faith and local leaders. 22 villages and over 2000 households have been reached at the end of December 2020.